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These healthy recipes will have you eating more nuts ASAP

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Cheeky headline aside, nuts are an absolute powerhouse of nutritional benefits and research shows time and time again they’re a great way to look after your heart health. And it’s critical we’re looking after it, because one Australian dies every 12 minutes from cardiovascular disease (CVD), and is a contributing factor to one in four deaths. Incorporating nuts (of all kinds, shapes and sizes – see the innuendo remains strong despite the serious subject matter!) into our daily diet has been shown to lower the risk of developing CVD, as well as decreasing many of the risk factors. With Heart Week coming up on 6-12 May, why not make a health pledge to increase your nut consumption with a daily handful, or even better, one of these great recipes below. If every Australian embraced this practice, not only would we reduce rates of CVD, but we could also contribute to saving Australia close to $1 billion in health care costs every year! View this post on Instagram A post shared by My Health Pledge (@myhealthpledge_) NUT MINCE RECIPE Looking to up your protein intake while reducing meat consumption? Made in 3 mins, this is a versatile and simple-to-prepare food swap loaded with goodness. Ingredients• 10 button mushrooms, roughly chopped• 2/3 cup almonds• 2/3 cup walnuts Method RICOTTA MOUSSE WITH WALNUT CRUMBLE RECIPE This sweet treat is ready in just 30 minutes, healthy and easily serves 4 after dinner, or yourself for meal prep. Ingredients• 6 figs, quartered (or substitute your favourite soft fruit)• 1 tablespoon… Read More

Pimp up your summer cocktails with seasonal Australian Mangoes

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You know summer is on its way when your local grocer or supermarket starts stocking sweet, juicy mangoes and even better — starts selling them by the tray at a reasonable price. But what can you do with all those mangoes apart from making a fresh fruit salad or slicing it over your muesli?  You’d be surprised! How does mango chia pudding, barbecue mojito mango cheeks, or fish tacos with fresh mango salsa sound? The Australian Mangoes website has loads of useful recipes ranging from breakfast, dessert, dinner lunch, and snack recipes. There’s also a refreshing ‘Aussie Summer Mango Spritz’ recipe, perfect for a lazy Friday evening tipple to kick off the long-awaited weekend.  So without further ado, here is the recipe for that mouth-watering spritz. This recipe serves 10 2 Mangoes 4 cups ice 500ml Aperol, chilled 4 cups ice 750 ml bottle chilled Prosecco 750 ml chilled soda water Mango syrup 2 mangoes 1 cup white sugar 1 cup water Method For the syrup, peel and roughly chop mango flesh. Place into a blender or processor and blend until smooth. Transfer to a saucepan. Add sugar and water. Stir over medium heat until sugar dissolves. Bring to the boil, boil gently for 3 minutes. Strain through a fine sieve into a jug. Set aside to cool. Pour into a sterilized bottle. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Peel and dice the flesh from mangoes. Divide the ice among 10 glasses. Spoon 2 tablespoons of mango syrup into each glass. Top each with 50ml Aperol… Read More